Director of Marketing, SortlyShahzad Karachiwala
Did you know that QR codes were made for inventory? It’s true! In the early 1990s, Japanese developers released the QR code in response to merchants’ requests for more inventory-tracking data than a barcode contains. So, although QR codes are famous for giving quick access to a website or the number one song on pop charts, their origin is in inventory.
Yes! QR codes are ideal for inventory tracking. A single QR code holds more than 7000 numbers—or 4000 alphanumeric characters. The storage capacity of a QR code far exceeds the limitations of its revered granddaddy—a one-dimensional barcode that holds 20 characters. You’ll have better, faster data for inventory management.
You can start by creating a list of products, assets, processes, or services that you want to track with QR codes. And follow the steps below:
Find an online QR code generator that creates codes for inventory and is compatible with a variety of devices. You’ll also need a quality barcode printer and durable labels.
Instead of entering all your products in a QR code generator, start with a sample. If you decide that a QR code generator doesn’t meet your needs, you’ll want to test a different one. Use your list of products or services to complete the following steps:
Look for inventory management software that uses QR codes to help you track and analyze inventory. In a single scan, you’ll upload more details than a barcode provides and spend less time on manual entries for customization. There are other advantages of using QR codes for inventory:
Before you choose inventory management software, list the problems you need it to solve. Some of the software capabilities many businesses look for include:
Want to use QR codes to make your inventorying way more intuitive? Start a free trial of Sortly today!